Dentures come in two varieties: partial dentures and full dentures. When patients are missing one tooth or several teeth within the arch, a partial denture may be a wonderful solution.
Dr. Lindahl and our team work with top labs to ensure the results are extremely natural-looking, including bio details in design that create a healthy and fresh aesthetic appeal.
Partial dentures have a metal and acrylic framework and can be placed into the dental arch, supported by the existing teeth. Full dentures are made of acrylic and replace the entire arch of teeth, either the top, bottom, or both. Dentures can be held in place with natural suction, dental adhesives, or dental implants for optimum stability. Dentures are often covered in part by dental insurance plans, so they can be a smart economical financial solution for many.
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Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination of both. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
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Marty W. Lindahl, DDS – Which tooth replacement option is right for me?
There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be customized to best fit the individual patient. The best way to determine which treatment is appropriate is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Lindahl. During this time, the patients you will undergo an evaluation to decide which restorative method is best. The evaluation will include talking with Dr. Lindahl about what you would like to achieve with your new dental restoration, whether you prefer something fixed or removable, and in this session we will discuss your financial options. By taking these elements into consideration, our team can support you in making an educated towards the best solution. We never choose for our patients, we prefer to give patients the information they need to make knowledgeable choices that ensure their long-lasting satisfaction and best health.
Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN is a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist who provides a variety of services to patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles while improving their oral health and wellness. At Rolling Hills Dental, our team of dental professionals are here for you if you want to find out more about your options for restoring tooth loss. Call us today at (865) 983-4444 or visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd.